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Population: 18.62 mn.
GDP: $6.3 bn.
Debt: $2.16 bn.

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Pipe Dreams

In 1964 when the British colonialists left, Malawians ate mostly home-grown maize and earned foreign exchange from tobacco. Despite huge efforts and the doubling of the population,...

Muluzi on the record

In Britain for a month, former President Bakili Muluzi tells Africa Confidential about his political plans

Malawian attitudes to former President Bakili Muluzi are still mixed but President Bingu wa Mutharika insists that he is still a 'good friend'. His Deputy Information Minister, Joh...

Who said what to whom?

The latest bizarre political twist is the arrest of three senior executives of the former governing party, the United Democratic Front, whose chairman is ex-President Bakili Muluzi...

The President speaks

Bingu wa Mutharika puts his case: the IMF approves, politics are turbulent and the anti-corruption trials hang fire

Malawi is in political turmoil. As many as half of its MPs may face by-elections after a constitutional ruling barred them from changing party allegiance between elections. In the ...

Carpet crossing

Opposition parties are cheering the Constitutional Court's 8 November ruling in favour of restrictions on MPs trying to change their party allegiance after election.

Madonna madness

Following pop queen Madonna Louisa Ciccone's tearful defence of her adoption of Malawi-born orphan David Banda on America's Oprah Winfrey TV chatshow in October, some Malawi offici...


Blantyre is reeling from reports of the arrest of former President Bakili Muluzi on corruption charges on 27 July. Within hours, Muluzi was released on unconditional bail; a day la...

Unhappy returns

President Mutharika is set for more opposition confrontation as two leaders come home

Last month, Chakufwa Chihana, leader of the Alliance for Democracy (Aford), arrived from South Africa in a coffin. He had struggled with a brain tumour. His state funeral recognise...

Bakili's bullets

The arrest on treason charges of Vice-President Cassim Chilumpha and two of his close associates - Yusuf Matumula, ex-Trustee of the Bakili Bullets football team, and United Democr...

New politics at last

Parliament has reconvened with another set of politicians ready for a fresh start

A new political order may emerge as parliament reassembles for a new four-week term. Amid last year's chaos, President Bingu wa Mutharika's nervous government suspended parliamenta...

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